Chhattisgarh exit polls: Tough fight between BJP, Congress

By Biplob Ghosal | Last Updated: Wednesday, December 4, 2013 - 20:24

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Congress are engaged in a tough contest in Chhattisgarh, with neither of the parties getting a majority, exit polls surveys said on Wednesday.

Chhattisgarh which went to polls in two phases has 90 Assembly seats.

According to exit poll survey conducted by C-Voter-NWS neither the Congress or the BJP is getting a majority. While the ruling BJP is expected to win 44 seats, Congress will get 41.

A survey conducted by CNN-IBN, CSDS and the Week says that BJP will win anyting between 45-55 seats in the state.

According to the India TV-CVoter exit polls, in Chhattisgarh, the BJP may be two seats short of a simple majority in the 90-member Assembly. The BJP is projected to win 44 of the total 90 seats. The Congress is likely to win 41 seats, the BSP two seats and others three seats.

However, India Today-ORG exit poll survey predicted a big win for the BJP. The survey said that the ruling government under Raman Singh will bag 53 seats and the Opposition Congress will manage only 33.

In 2008, the BJP had won 50 seats, the Congress 38 seats, and others two seats.

A total of 843 candidates are contesting in the last of the two-phase polls to the 90-member Assembly in the state, where BJP government led by Chief Minister Raman Singh is eyeing for a hat-trick against the Congress.

First Published: Wednesday, December 4, 2013 - 20:24

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